New Mark X in October, No Turbo
For those not familiar with Toyota’s Camry-sized RWD sedan, the Mark X continued the family lineage established by the much loved Mark II and brought with it a higher level of refinement and quality. For Mark II owners wishing to upgrade to the Mark X though, a big disappointment was the disappearance of turbo and manual gearbox options.
Well the new Mark X will continue in the previous car’s mould and not offer a turbo charged engine. There was talk of the new 2010 Mark X going up head to head with Subaru’s Legacy B4 2.5 GT with a turbo model but we’re now told that won’t be the case and only 2.5L and 3.5L V6 engines will be available with the 3.5L replacing the smaller 3.0L V6 in the current car. The design of the exterior is said to be less agressive and it will also offer a higher quality interior. While the platform will be a modified version of the current car’s underpinnings and offering 4WD as well as RWD, it is also expected to be a “world car” being offered for sale in major markets outside Japan.
Words: Justin Karow
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